Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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TEFAF report reveals art buying trends in China

15 March 2019

Sixty-four percent of Chinese art collectors bought Western European modern and contemporary art in the past five years according to a survey conducted for the TEFAF Art Market Report which was presented at the fair as the doors opened for the second preview day.

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TEFAF and BADA fairs: Final preparations underway as dealers discuss Brexit

13 March 2019

As TEFAF Maastricht and BADA fairs get underway, organisers and exhibitors tell ATG that immersion in art and antiques is the perfect antidote to the political crisis unfolding in Westminster.

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TEFAF chooses new global chair for ‘independent’ vetting committees

11 March 2019

Ahead of the Maastricht fair on March 16-24, TEFAF has appointed a new global chairman of vetting.

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CADA fair 2019: a picture special

11 March 2019

The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association fair switched its 2019 slot at Blenheim Palace from April to February and ATG went along on the final day to see the results.

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Porcelain galore in Chelsea fair

11 March 2019

Porcelain from five private collections features in a special exhibition on the stand of Jupiter Antiques at this month’s Chelsea Antiques Fair.

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Discover Vintage: Spotlight on dealers at Keeley Harris’ eight annual events held in three different cities

11 March 2019

“Our visitor profile is generally interior style enthusiasts with an age range of 30-60 and it tends to be couples, families with small children and also ‘empty nesters’ who want to revamp their houses now they have it back to themselves.”

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Medal fair includes rare 1920s Iraq honours

11 March 2019

Specialist auction house Dix Noonan Webb bought the dedicated Britannia Medal Fair in 2018 from the event’s previous owner, Mark Carter.

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Photo fair clicks up new London venue

11 March 2019

The London Photograph Fair, on March 17, has a new venue at the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone for this edition.

All tables booked at Kempton specialist arms fair

11 March 2019

'The Vintage and Classic Arms Fair' will run at Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury, Middlesex, on Sunday, March 24.

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5 Questions: Patrick Macintosh

11 March 2019

Patrick Macintosh deals in English country house antiques from the 17th-20th centuries with an emphasis on quirky furniture. He is based in Sherborne, Dorset, and exhibits at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea with fellow dealer Richard Nadin.

New York Asian showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary

11 March 2019

Spring celebration in New York of the Asia’s art and antiques marks a landmark birthday.

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Bath fair toast to 30 years

11 March 2019

Exhibitors at Bath Decorative Antiques Fair toasted 30 years as the event opened last week.

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CADA fair embraces date change

11 March 2019

Delight as the Cotswolds association’s event successfully switches from April to February.

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Asia Week New York dealer shows including Indian paintings at Francesca Galloway's exhibition

11 March 2019

At look at highlights from some of the dealer shows which are held as part of the Asia Week New York spring fest.

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Rijksmuseum director appointed new global vetting chief across all TEFAF's art and antiques fair

04 March 2019

Ahead of the flagship Maastricht fair on March 16-24, TEFAF has appointed a new global chairman of vetting.

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Journeys of discovery: Highlights from the stands of 11 dealers at TEFAF 2019

04 March 2019

An intriguing find by a dealer new to TEFAF Maastricht leads a look at some of the highlights on offer at the huge event.

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Masterpiece fair to trial Hong Kong move with Fine Art Asia fair

04 March 2019

The Masterpiece fair brand will be trialled in Hong Kong later this year with a ‘pavilion’ within the Fine Art Asia fair.

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Ringing the changes: Interview with TEFAF CEO Patrick van Maris

04 March 2019

A surge of fresh faces in the Modern section, a shift in the global vetting policy and stronger links with the host city are among the recent shake-ups at TEFAF Maastricht, as CEO Patrick van Maris tells ATG.

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Specialist fan dealer is among exhibitors at Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair

04 March 2019

Among the 70-plus exhibitors attending the Textile Society’s annual Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair at the Armitage Centre in Manchester on Sunday, April 14, is fan specialist Mary Cooper.

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Dishy looker to turn heads at Welsh fair

04 March 2019

Towy Antiques Fairs kick off on Sunday, March 10, with the first of their eight antiques and fleamarkets in 2019 held at the Carmarthen Showground in south Wales.

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